Penile Prosthesis Implantation in Priapism

Yucel Ö. B. , Pazir Y., KADIOĞLU A.

SEXUAL MEDICINE REVIEWS, vol.6, no.2, pp.310-318, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sxmr.2017.08.002
  • Title of Journal : SEXUAL MEDICINE REVIEWS
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-318
  • Keywords: Erectile Dysfunction, Fibrosis, Ischemic Priapism, Penile Prosthesis, Priapism


Introduction: Priapism is defined as a full or partial erection lasting longer than 4 hours after sexual stimulation and orgasm or unrelated to sexual stimulation. The main goal of priapism management is to resolve the episode immediately to preserve erectile function and penile length. Corporal smooth muscle necrosis is likely to have already occurred, and medically refractory erectile dysfunction is expected in patients with a protracted episode. Penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) in the early or late phase of priapism can restore erectile function.